What are the best schools in Dubai? In this guide we tell you not only which schools are the highest performing overall, but how to break that down so that a ranking can be made meaningful for your child.
According to the emirate's education regulator 30 percent of Dubai's 281,432 students now attend Very Good or Outstanding schools, while a further 36 percent attend schools deemed to be Good. That means two-thirds of students are now in schools rated Good or better, up from 64% last year.
Schools that score an overall Outstanding rating are undoubtedly some of the most sought-after school places in Dubai. Here are the most outstanding performing private schools in Dubai
Cambridge International School, Dubai
Run by the GEMS education group, the school adopts the British curriculum offering education to students from around 70 nationalities. The school offers education for both boys and girls with around 2500 students enrolled with the school.
Housed in a huge premises, the school campus is divided into two sections: Primary section for Kindergarten to Year 6 and Secondary section for Year 7-Year 13. The school adopts a holistic approach for education with an equal emphasis on the overall development of the child implementing academic as well as non academic activities.
The school is equipped with a number of facilities like a grass play area for kindergarten to Year 2, a swimming pool, an indoor sports area and also a huge hall for various in house activities. ICT facilities are available keeping in line to the hi tech world along with an art and a music studio for unleashing the artistic side of the students.
Location: Cambridge International School, Garhoud, Dubai
Contact: +971 4 282 4646
GEMS Wellington School, Dubai
Placed in the premium vicinity of the high locales of Dubai like Palm Jumeirah, Downtown Dubai, Jumeirah Village, Marina and the Emirates Hills, the GEMS Wellington school is situated in the Al Sufouh area. With over 2300 students enrolled in the campus, the school follows the British curriculum with the students taking up GCSE and IGSCE examinations at the end of their secondary schooling.
Spanning on a huge arena of around 8 acres, the school is equipped with some of the best facilities of its kind, found anywhere across the UAE. Facilities include an indoor and an outdoor pool, dance and music studios and also a fitness studio.
Location: GEMS Wellington School, Dubai
Contact: +971 4 348 4999
Kings’ School, Dubai
Enrolled with over 400 students under its premise, Kings’ School is one of the newer schools in Dubai which belongs to the upper premium category. The school follows the British curriculum and the vision of the school underlines its commitment to the overall development of the child.The school curriculum focuses on both the academics with no less emphasis on the extra curricular activities as well. Beside the activities during the school hours, a number of after school activities and clubs are planned for the kids.
The school offers education to the children aged between 3-11 years old. Located in the plush locality of JBR, the school lies in the close vicinity of Wild Wadi with the Burj al Arab in the backdrop. The sports facilities are prominent in the school with the emphasis of making sports a part of the learning program.
Location: Umm Suqeim, Dubai
Contact: +971 4 348 3939
Raffles International School, Dubai
With over 1500 students enrolled in the school, the Raffles International School is one of the most prominent British schools in Dubai. The school follows the National Curriculum of England and adopts the IB Primary Years Programme for the pupils from KG to Grade 5. The students appear for the IGCSE examinations for their secondary years.
Focusing on the overall personality development of the kids, the school lays no less emphasis on the sports activities. The various facilities include swimming pools, multipurpose halls for various games like basketball, volleyball and badminton.
Location: Umm Suqeim, Dubai
Contact: + 971 4 427 1200
Repton School, Dubai
Located in the Nad Al Sheba area close to Silicon Oasis, Repton School is one of the uptown British schools in Dubai. The school is an associate partner of the famous Repton School in England with over 2000 students enrolled under its premises with the kids hailing from across 60 nationalities.
The curriculum followed is the National Curriculum for England. The IGCSE examination is followed for the students appearing for the secondary examinations followed by the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme to be taken up in sixth form. The school also provides boarding facilities and the school tour is also organized for parents who wish to enroll their kids in the school. The students need to appear for an assessment test for getting admission in the school.
Location: Repton School, Nad Al Sheba 3, Dubai
Contact: +971 4 426 9393
The Winchester School, Dubai
Located in the Gardens locality near Jebel Ali area, the Winchester School aims at providing quality education at an affordable rate to the students. The pupils hail from almost all the nationalities residing in Dubai with a number of around 3300 students rolled on in the campus. Starting its functioning in 2003, the school follows the National Curriculum for England.
Managed by the GEMS Education group, the school is equipped with a number of facilities like music and art rooms, a large auditorium and an indoor play area with a number of indoor games facilities. Encouraging public speaking skills in the students, a number of speaking and personality development activities are planned for the students for an overall development.
Location: The Winchester School, The Gardens, Dubai
Contact: + 971 4 8820444
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